Final Days of Summer
People tend to associate Labor Day with the end of summer, when in reality summer continues on until the later part of September. I know this especially well since my birthday is often the Autumnal Equinox (it varies each year between the 22nd, 23rd and 24th). This year the first day of Fall is the 22nd of September so everyone can just calm down about summer being over for another week. It is still hot in NYC, so to me it's still summer.
Anyways, I wore this outfit a couple Sundays ago to go strolling around the East Village. Both the top and skirt are pieces that I designed/made. The top is made from a lightweight cotton, the same fabric I used for the short sleeve ruffle top I wore in this post. The skirt was actually made out of fabric taken from a vintage dress I bought at L Train vintage in the East Village. This particular vintage dress was a 1970s house dress with a generous fit and oversize floral print. I immediately loved the bold colors and floral pattern aaaaand it cost $7 so that's another major selling point right there.
I ended up chopping the top and bottom apart, using the top for a peplum blouse and the bottom to make this wrap skirt. I should wear them together some time for a reincarnation-meta event - one dress, made into two, brought back together as one.
You can see with these two pieces how much I love knots, whether on skirts or sleeve hems, I just love them. I may have to retire this skirt until next spring but I think this shirt can transition into Fall with the right look. Thoughts?